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Self-optimizing adaptive antenna

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NRL

The present invention determines optimal positions of a variable antenna using an artificial intelligence-based genetic algorithm (GA). The GA acquires a fitness value for an individual of a genetic algorithm population by updating positions of the antenna. The population improves through an evolutionary computational process using a fitness measure based on the signal strength. At the end of the process, the system positions the antenna to the best position found by the GA. Therefore, the final position gives exceptionally clear reception for a chosen received frequency.

Inventors: 
Hanley, Brian; Oh, Choong K.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2007-05-15
Grant Date: 
2010-05-18
Grant time: 
1,099 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
20
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY